December's Season of Celebrations and Sharing: Feeding the Hungry

Real Estate Agent with Beringer Realty

Dinner TableThree meals a day (plus a snack or two in between) is something most of us take for granted. The fact is, many people go hungry every day. Yes, even here in Champaign-Urbana, there are people who don't know where their next meal will come from.

The Eastern Illinois Foodbank published a list of local food pantries and churches that are providing take-home meals to be prepared or are serving hot meals to those in need. A number of these places are even serving meals on Christmas day.

If you know of someone or a family in need, give them a copy of this list so they take advantage!

The Eastern Illinois Foodbank has also published a list of organizations in need of volunteers. Assistance is needed for the following tasks:

  • Serving food
  • Carrying groceries & sorting clothing
  • Making a dish to share at a potluck
  • Greeting clients
  • Working in a garden

Either groups or individuals are welcome in most cases. This could be a wonderful thing for a small office to participate in or to do as a family as volunteering can be a great way to bring people closer together and renew your own feelings of gratitude for what you are blessed to have.

Visit the websites above for contact information and to learn more about how you can help others in need this holiday season!

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Shannon Lewis is a Realtor® and broker at Beringer Realty located in Urbana, Illinois. She and her partner, Debbie Hensleigh, help home buyers and sellers in Urbana, Champaign, Savoy, and many other surrounding communities.

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